Camp Dearborn’s official season rolls right into fall activities

DEARBORN – A live band will once again help campers rock through the last official days of the season at Camp Dearborn over Labor Day weekend, and roll right into fall activities.

The band, to be announced, will perform 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Canteen Dance.

The official camping season traditionally ends with an End of Summer Bash on Labor Day weekend, while the camp office changes gears to the welcome the fall camping crowd.

The Labor Day weekend tent and cabin reservations are expected to be fully booked, but campers can call ahead to reserve a campsite for the following weeks at either of the camp offices:  Dearborn Recreation and Parks Department at 313-943-2350 or Milford Camp Office at 248-684-6000.

With warm days left following Labor Day, many campers opt for the quieter setting, pleasant afternoon swims and cooler evenings of September and October.

Camp offices begin taking 2012 hayride reservations Sept. 20 for groups, and this year, camp will host three Halloween weekends filled with family fun and activity.  RV sites, tents and cabins remain open for camping through October.

Besides the popular camping area, Camp Dearborn offers acres of picnic area equipped with tables and grills alongside a half-mile beach and swimming lake.

The camp is open to the public daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Canteen, a family eatery, is open daily 4 to 10 p.m.  Special hours for Labor Day begin at 10:30 a.m. through the early evening.

Admission at the gate is $4 per car for residents of Dearborn or Milford, and $6 per car for all others.

The city anticipates another full camping season in 2013 as the camp offices take reservations from this year’s campers.  Campers from the 2012 season have until Sept. 10, to re-register for the same tent and week in 2013 that they occupied this season.

On Sept. 17, camp offices will begin taking new 2013 reservations for residents of Dearborn and Milford.  Remaining 2013 campsites will be open to the public beginning Oct. 29.

Season passes are available for frequent visitors.  More information about Camp Dearborn and scheduled events can be found at, or by calling either of the camp offices.